Andrea was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and her beginnings as an artist were from a very young age, like any girl she played with dolls and stuffed animals. But, she also always had colored pencils and drawing paper by her side. Her parents always supported her art career from a young age and she made her very first mural at the age of 13 for the Royal Kids of America San Pedro Sula School. However, there were some bumps along the road, when she started high school she became the subject of bullying, but she used this negative energy to help grow her talent. When her classmates bothered her, she took refuge in her drawings. She built her world of colors and that helped her to cope with the difficult time she was going through.
Andrea sold her first painting at the age of 15, then she followed her passion for comics and did some professional ones with her sister. known as MK Joe who is a professional illustrator. Andrea then continued her art career studying at Savannah College of Art & Design where she studied illustration for a year. She continued studying graphic design when she returned to Mexico and at the same time worked as an illustrator for several foreign companies, illustrating children’s e-books and participating in comic creation contests with her sister.
About Her Art
Andrea likes to paint senior citizens because of their wisdom, compassion and love. Given their experience in life, they have managed to establish better priorities, they are people from whom you can ask for advice, they are very patient, tolerant and merciful. She characterizes herself as being a sensitive person and like any artist our feelings are on the surface.
Having grown up surrounded by the love of her grandparents and her nanny has allowed her to identify with people of the same generation. The image that she has of her grandparents and nanny is of hard-working people, they are people that she loves and values a lot, in their eyes she always appreciates the different emotions that transmit to her feelings of happiness, joy, sadness, pain, fear, hope, graciousness and determination. These are feelings and emotions that she always tries to capture in her paintings. Their lived experiences, the desire to cling to this life despite their ailments and so many stories that have been shared with us. For her eyes, through her paintings show how to make a tribute to their courage and strength. When she paints animals with the elderly, she feels that she has achieve a perfect harmony in A painting because animals have a pure, innocent look without malice and I also see the same pure look in the elders. She often adds many flowers and nature to complete that communion, the flowers, they are beautiful and with their happy colors. She wants to convey that same joy to those who can appreciate her paintings. Since she is a naturally happy person, by adding flowers she wants to transmit that part of her personality through her work to the audience.